ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - Jordan Maletta scored two goals and assisted on another as the Niagara IceDogs topped the Ottawa 67's 6-2 in Game 3 of their first-round Ontario Hockey League playoff series on Monday.
Billy Jenkins also scored twice for the IceDogs, who cut Ottawa's lead in the best-of-seven series to 2-1. Anthony DiFruscia and Carter Verhaeghe rounded out the attack while Josh Ho-Sang chipped in with three assists.
Jeremiah Addison supplied both goals for the 67's.
Niagara goaltender Brandon Hope made 21 saves in the victory.
Liam Herbst started in net for Ottawa but left the game after allowing four goals on 32 shots through the first two periods. Leo Lazarev stopped 11-of-12 shots in relief.
The 67's host Game 4 on Wednesday.
COLTS 8 BULLS 2
BARRIE, Ont. ? Joseph Blandisi struck twice and added two assists and the Colts scored five times on the man advantage as they took a 2-0 first-round playoff series lead over Belleville.
Cordell James also scored two goals, Ben Harpur, Garrett Hooey and Andrew Mangiapane had a goal and a helper apiece and Roy Radke rounded out the Barrie attack.
Michael Cramarossa and Matt Luff supplied the offence for the Bulls, who host Game 3 on Wednesday.